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Explore Buddhism, yoga and spirituality in an academic frame

Buddhism, Yoga and Spirituality

Are you interested in mindfulness, yoga and the flourishing of various forms of spirituality in an academic frame?

Sign up for the minor in Buddhism, yoga and spirituality.

Admission and registration

  • Admission

    Registration for this minor is now possible. There are no conditions for admission, all Bachelor's students are welcome.

    If you wish to take this minor and you don’t study at the Faculty of Religion and Theology of VU Amsterdam, you do require the approval of the Examination Board of your own study programme.

    The minor is open to exchange and Semester in Amsterdam students.

  • Registration

    More information about Admission and Registration (Dutch: Aanmelden voor een minor).

    Students from other Dutch universities must register as a secondary subjects student (‘bijvakstudent’). 

    If you are not a student of the faculty Religion and Theology of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and would you like to take this minor? First request permission from your own Examination Board. Make sure that this permission is in place before the registration for the courses starts.

    You need to register for the courses you want to take. You can do this in the registration module on Take a look at the schedule for the course codes and pay attention to the registration deadlines.

    Are you an exchange student or Semester in Amsterdam student? The International Office is responsible for course approval and registration. Please contact either the Incoming Exchange Team or Semester in Amsterdam Team for details:

    Exchange programme –

    Semester in Amsterdam programme –

Do you want to know more, or do you need advice?

Don’t hesitate to contact Henk Blezer